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RIP Hassan Khaleghi, Kingfish B-day Bash, More

QUARTER— Laura McKnight reports that Kingfish (337 Chartres) celebrates the 121st birthday of Huey P. Long this Saturday, August 30, with a look-a-like contest and second-line at 5 p.m.: "Contestants and guests, who are encouraged to wear seersucker or white linen, can honor the Kingfish by enjoying a Ramos Gin Fizz, a cocktail beloved by Long and shaken up by Kingfish bartender Chris McMillian." Cajun snacks and cake will also be on hand. []

UPTOWN— Hassan Khaleghi, proprietor of Flaming Torch, has passed away. Sarah Baird reports that "Khaleghi opened the restaurant with his wife, Zohreh, a decade ago... Prior to operating the restaurant, Khaleghi spent years running hotels and smaller dining establishments before opening his own space." The restaurant is closed until Friday. [Gambit]

NOLA— This week The Times-Pic asks one of the most crucial questions of our time: What is the best side to go with fried chicken? While readers are claiming mac and cheese, there is only one correct answer: mashed potatoes and gravy. []

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